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splash of color…

With march madness, weekends in the Steamie House this month have been filled with the sights & sounds of many a college basketball game.   What better indoor accompaniment to watching endless hours of TV?  crafting!  YAY!  (Yes, I’m aware I’m a little extra excited about any of our crafty projects around the house… but I like to make things!)

A quick visit to my fav discount fabric store- Jenny’s Fabrics in Fountain Valley- and I returned home with a bundle of fabrics.  Some were for a top secret sewing project (to be revealed later) and others- for new very bright, bold & fabulous pillows for our couch!

Here’s a few fabrics I snapped pics of (taken to text to Mr. Steamie for input, of course!).  All these patterns are Alexander Henry Fabrics (I think…)

Horse-ies…

Sort of over sized paisley…


And the winner (winning!)- with a great mix of print colors, and some more organic patterns (which I think tie in well with the curtains)


So after deconstructing the existing pillows, washing the fabric, measuring, cutting, ironing, sewing AND stuffing..

Ta da!


here’s a pic of them all on the couch!  (again- now we just need art on the walls above the couch!)

**(sorry all the pics are from my iphone… so they might be a little grainy!)

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I might go back a little in time to show some of the “making of” of the wedding goodies…. but for now we can just talk about one thing- that garland!

I have been semi-obsessed with sewing paper goods (as evident in the thank you cards we just sent out last week!).

In my pillaging of craft stores in early months of 2010, I came to own a GIANT hole punch. I think it’s a 2′ diameter punch. It was used primarily for the center of the table numbers, but then since I had it, and I had fabulous paper (also from the table numbers)- I punched, and punched with reckless abandon.

I took the punched colored paper in batches of 12-25… and then sewed them together using a contrasting thread to create a simple, yet colorful, garland.   The garland was used on each of the guest tables and the sweets table.

Since the wedding, my handiwork has been in a clump in the garage. Yesterday it dawned on me that it could be put to another use!

Ta-da…